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Eden Hazard delays decision on move after Chelsea's success

Lille midfielder signs off campaign with hat-trick as his future remains uncertain.

Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick in what is likely to be his last Ligue 1 game before a move to England.
Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick in what is likely to be his last Ligue 1 game before a move to England.

Eden Hazard, the Lille footballer, admitted on Sunday that Chelsea's Champions League triumphhad made him reflect about which club he wants to join this summer.

Hazard played his final Lille game on Sunday, claiming a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Nancy, and he had been expected to announce which of the two Manchester clubs, City or United, he had agreed to join.

However, he revealed that he was still to make a decision about his future.

"As long as I've not put pen to paper, I won't say where I'm going," the Belgian international told Canal+.

"Chelsea makes you hesitate. They've won the Champions League and they'll be in it next season.

"For now, nothing's been decided, but it will be soon. Now I want to join up with the national team and then go on holiday. It'll do me a lot of good."

Hazard's treble - his first in the French top flight - took him to second place in the Ligue 1 scoring charts with 20 goals for the season.

Chelsea won the Champions League for the first time on Saturday after beating Bayern Munich on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the final at Bayern's Allianz Arena.

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